This video will provide a comprehensive overview of the student's Learning Plan on the CertMaster Learn platform.
Hello everyone. Today we'll be providing an overview of the Student's Learning Plan. The Student's Learning Plan is designed to keep you on track and guide you through the course material in the most optimal way. The Learning Plan provides a structured method to complete your course material, and it is used in conjunction with the calendar feature and knowledge goal allocations. To learn more about the calendar feature, please view the associated video. "Knowledge goals" is a way for students to stay on track and complete the activities within the set deadline. Noted below each activity is an indication of the amount of "knowledge points" you could accumulate, along with the estimated completion time for each one. The knowledge points are comparable to timeframes, meaning each knowledge point is estimated to be one minute of studying. As students complete the work in the Learning Plan, the dashboard at the top shows the progress towards course completion. Students click the "Study Task" to complete their tasks for that day. Every course in CertMaster Learn is organized into lessons. Each lesson includes readings, videos, activities, practice questions, and performance-based questions. In addition to progressing through the Learning Plan, students can also navigate to areas of the course by using the lift navigation bar. The navigation bar is used to visit different content sections. When you click most sections for the first time, a pop-up will appear that explains the section. You should get a feel for the platform by clicking through these sections before you begin the learning plan. If this is not your first time and you would like a refresher on these sections, navigate to the support feature at the bottom left of your screen, which houses instructions and demos on learning how to navigate through the platform. Lessons is the equivalent of an online table of contents for the course. Students can jump to reading within the specific lesson or use the filter to search for a particular topic or keyword. Students will be asked to select a confidence level as they work through the activities in the course. It is best to be honest because the platform will collect the confidence levels data, which may be reviewed later by an instructor. Most lessons are accompanied by an interactive performance-based question or PBQ that requires the student to apply what they have learned to a practical scenario. PBQs provide practice for the types of performance-based items found on the CompTIA certification exam. A practice assessment or quiz is matched with every lesson to gauge the student's understanding of the topics covered under that lesson. For our integrated products, there are two labs associated with the material, "Assisted Lab" and "Applied Lab." "Assisted Lab" is where the student is given a scenario and given instructions on how to complete the lab. "Applied Labs" is where the student is given a scenario and need to complete the lab using the applied skills. Every lesson in the integrated product will include lab activities, which are accessed directly from the Learning Plan. You will also notice the "Lab" tab in the lift navigation bar of your integrated product. Hundreds of flashcards are available to help the students review definitions, terms, and acronyms. The number of flashcards varies per certification. The final assessment is included as practice for the CompTIA certification exam, and is typically a 90 minute, 90-ish question experience. The final "Assessment" combines questions from all lessons in the course. This assessment is the closest thing to simulate the exam experience for a high stakes CompTIA exam. Student resources within CertMaster Learn will typically include a document that maps the course content to the corresponding CompTIA certification exam, study notes covering all of the lessons, and transcripts for the associated videos. Students use "Strengths and Weaknesses" to visually track their progress and performance in the course. The progress circles will allow the students to view their average scores. They can also gauge their proficiency for each lesson based on the scores and the difficulty of the question using strengths and weaknesses, scoring them from beginner to expert level. Features within CertMaster Learn, such as the achievement badges and game center scores, encourage and motivate students to engage with the content and accomplish study goals. Note that if a student has access to more than one CertMaster Learn course, they can navigate to the other courses by using the course dropdown menu located at the top left of the screen, or by using the user portal access located at the top right of the screen. A completion certificate is awarded upon completion of the course. As you can see, CompTIA CertMaster Learn comes loaded with comprehensive features to make studying engaging and productive.